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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Japan

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A: Sumiyoshi wooden arch bridge

di heiwa4126, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Famous red wooden bridge at Sumiyoshi shrine. Very sharp slope.

Sumiyoshi wooden arch bridge

B: Sumiyoshi Taisha Bridge Osaka Japan

di Andy Bryant, 40 metri di distanza

According to Wikipedia, this is the main Sumiyoshi shrine in Japan, although not the oldest. It is al...

Sumiyoshi Taisha Bridge Osaka Japan

C: Sumiyoshi taisha entrance Osaka Japan

di Andy Bryant, 40 metri di distanza

According to Wikipedia, this is the main Sumiyoshi shrine in Japan, although not the oldest. It is al...

Sumiyoshi taisha entrance Osaka Japan

D: Sumiyoshi torii gate

di heiwa4126, 40 metri di distanza

A stone torii at Sumiyoshi Taisya shrine. See details in Wikipedia.

Sumiyoshi torii gate

E: Sumiyoshi shrine - entrance

di heiwa4126, 60 metri di distanza

The entrance of Sumiyoshi-Taisha shrine.

Sumiyoshi shrine - entrance

F: Sumiyoshi shrine

di heiwa4126, 100 metri di distanza

Sumiyoshi-Taisha shrine has 4 main halls. This pano is the 2nd main hall from between 3rd and 4th mai...

Sumiyoshi shrine

G: Sumiyoshi shrine

di heiwa4126, 130 metri di distanza

Sumiyoshi-Taisha shrine has 4 main halls. This pano is crowded people at the first main hall from the...

Sumiyoshi shrine

H: Old Namura Shipyard / 名村造船所跡地

di Nobuaki Tanaka, 2.2 km di distanza

Old Namura Shipyard / 名村造船所跡地

I: Sembommatsu Watashi Ferry

di Nobuaki Tanaka, 2.5 km di distanza

Sembommatsu Watashi Ferry

J: Super Tamade IMAIKE at Tobita Hondori mall

di Junichi Date, 3.8 km di distanza

Super Tamade IMAIKE at Tobita Hondori mall

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Japan

Questa è una vista generale di Japan

The eight islands of Japan sprang into existence through Divine Intervention.

The first two gods who came into existence were Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto, the Exalted Male and Exalted Female. It was their job to make the land for people to live on.

They went to the bridge between heaven and earth and, using a jewel-encrusted halberd, Izanagi and Izanami churned up the sea into a frothy foam. As salty drips of water fell from the tip of the halberd the first island was formed. Its name was Onogoro.

So far, so good. But when Izanagi and Izanami first met on their island, Izanami spoke to Isanagi without being spoken to first. Since she was the female, and this was improper, their first union created badly-formed offspring who were sent off into the sea in boats.

The next time they met, Izanagi was sure to speak first, ensuring the proper rules were followed, and this time they produced eight children, which became the islands of Japan.

I'm sure you did not fail to miss the significance of this myth for the establishment of Japanese formal society.

At present, Japan is the financial capital of Asia. It has the second largest economy in the world and the largest metropolitan area (Tokyo.)

Technically there are three thousand islands making up the Japanese archipelago. Izanagi and Izanami must have been busy little devils with their jewelled halberd...

Japan's culture is highly technical and organized. Everything sparkles and swooshes on silent, miniaturized mechanisms.

They're a world leader in robotics, and the Japanese have the longest life-expectancy on earth.

Text by Steve Smith.

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